As a young boy, Luke pulled his mother’s rotator cuff.

He didn’t mean to, of course, but Luke has a nonverbal form of autism and bipolar disorder. When he could not communicate, he would lash out. “Without proper treatment, he could be dangerous,” his mom says.

Imagine sleeping with one eye open, living in fight or flight mode, and enduring constant exhaustion. This is what Luke’s mother was experiencing. What would you do as a parent? Where would you turn for help?

Thankfully, Hope was there.

At Hope, children with severe disabilities, like Luke, experience home, comfort, and joy. Hope staff go out of their way to serve these children. Thanks to Hope, Luke is thriving.

Today, Luke has developed a sweet friendship with his talkative roommate. He excels in vocational programming and loves hockey!

Luke’s mother says, “Through Luke, I have learned the value my children for who they are. I’ve learned about their unique strengths and ways of navigating the world.”

Luke’s mother is so thankful for Hope. Because of gifts like yours, Luke is thriving. Please give to Hope today.